18 November, 2012

Jay Hoad- New Album Pre-Release Concert

Walkaboutfish Records is excited to announce that Fijian-born didgeridoo and stringed instrument virtuoso Jay Hoad is bringing his full band back to the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2013 for a very special “home town” pre-release concert for his upcoming album “Home is Where the Heart Is”. The show kicks off from 6:30pm on Sunday, March 3 at the Governor Hindmarsh and will include special performances from the Fluerieu Rhythm Makers and Babylon Burning - and there is a rumor that the album may be available for a select few??

Jay’s relentless performance schedule over the past eight years has seen him perform at some of the world’s most prestigious live music venues and music festivals throughout the Caribbean, Central and North America, Southeast Asia, Fiji, India, and Australia. Some of Jay’s most recent performances include WOMAD, Uprising Festival (FIJI), Saarang World Culture Festival (INDIA), Port Fairy Folk Festival (AUS), and supporting the Jamaican super-group “The Wailers” on their Northeast American Tour.

Jay’s high-energy show sees him sitting in a cockpit of instruments including didgeridoo, dulcimer, dulsitar, cigar box guitar, wine box bass, weissenborn lap steel, harmonica, ocarina, djembe, percussion, loops, voice and then some. Lungs, hands and feet work in harmony as Jay fuses all genres of music, creating a sound that's difficult to believe comes from just one person.

Jay’s upcoming album “Home is Where the Heart Is” is his most anticipated release yet, with tracks written in exotic (and some not so exotic) locations all around the world, with intimate details of each location clearly listed in the album liner notes. “Home is Where the Heart Is” was recorded with the renowned producer Craig Porteils (Cher, Billy Idol, Diesel, etc.) in Sydney and features many specials guests, including premier Fijian artist “Knox”. As per usual, the artwork has had no detailed spared with a breathtaking design designed to please all fans of art and music.

Says Jay, “This album is by far the most special work I have done and I think is the best representation of what I have to offer that we have recorded so far. Working with Craig was an incredible experience - he brought out the best in me on every note. And with the evolving nature of music distribution, we really went to town on the artwork for this release as who knows how long physical CDs will still be available!”